The fact that Ariel Pink is an asshole now has made me express my massive distaste for music that sounds like shit on purpose. The vocals across this whole thing could sound WAY better than they do. This shit is so pretentious. If there's no point not to, just make your music fucking sound good. If I wanted my music to sound like it went through the garbage disposal I'd just beat the fuck out of my headphones and call it a day.
It was so great to see SOAD come back together to spread an important message about their home country. I like both tracks but prefer Protect the Land as it seems much heavier than typically seen in SOAD's earlier work and has the most hard-hitting instrumental in my experience. Genocidal Humanoidz is solid too but certainly reminds me way too much of Hypnotize/Mesmerize-era-SOAD.
One of my favorite samples ever in hip hop. Daveed is still such an impressive and skillful storyteller, lyricist and performer. The instrumental to the track is banging with rhythm while still taking up the spooky aesthetic.